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EFC Update Newsletter September 29, 2020

29 September 2020

New Podcast: Still Salty After All These Years. An Interview with Becky Pippert

The author of the evangelism classic Out of the Saltshaker has released a new book on evangelism today, Stay Salt. Listen to our podcast interview with author Becky Pippert.

What’s Ahead in Parliament this Fall?

Major bills like the one removing key safeguards on euthanasia (former Bill C-7) and the one making conversion therapy a criminal offence (former Bill C-8) are expected to be reintroduced in Parliament this fall. 

Conscience in an Age of Choice

Our society values autonomy and choice above all…but what happens when our personal autonomy conflicts with someone else’s conscience? EFC President Bruce Clemenger examines this issue on his latest Faith Today column.

Coming Events at TheEFC.ca/Calendar

→ Mental health of the Christian leader, St. Catharines, Sept. 30
→ How to Study Old Testament Prophecy (Precept Ministries), online, Sept. 30
→ Church Conflict/Social Ethics in a Borderlands Community (Acadia), online, Sept. 30
→ Apologia: La défense de l’évangile, Oct. 3
→ Life Chain, across North America by Campaign Life Coalition, Oct. 3
→ EFC Speaker in Macoun, Sask, Oct. 3
→ Christian Schools Canada leadership conference 2020, online, Oct. 8
→ Preaching OT wisdom literature (Heritage C&S): Ray Ortlund, online, Oct. 8
→ Faith, food & farming with Norman Wirzba (CCCA), online, Oct. 8
→ Watercooler Break for Communications Workers, online, Oct. 9
→ Church mental health summit, online, Oct. 10
→ Business talks series, Oct. 10
→ Ending poverty together (Feed the Hungry), online workshop, Oct. 15
→ Change conference (Cdn Youth Network), online, Oct. 16
→ Jesus and justice conference (IJM), online, Oct. 15-17
→ International day for the eradication of poverty, Oct. 15-17
→ What can jazz teach the church? (with Rev. Brian Fraser of Brentwood Presbyterian), Guelph, Oct. 22
→ Hold me tight – couples weekend (Shalem), Hamilton, Oct. 24-25
→ Table talk: Does the Church still have legs? (MCC), online, Oct. 24-25

Publicize your event for free on our calendar and we will also share it in this email newsletter.

Pandemic a Great Time for Learning? 

Online course registrations are now open for many seminaries and Christian postsecondary institutions. Several are listed at TheEFC.ca/Calendar. Be sure to check the website of your preferred institution for more opportunities. Or visit www.checonline.ca to search a database of Canadian Christian online courses.

In Case You Missed It

From the Ground Up: On Racism and Reconciliation Thunder (Faith Today article)
Love Is Moving magazine: The Editors Talk (podcast)
Introducing the Peace and Reconciliation Network
EFC speakers in your online gathering
→ The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case about whether ecclesiastical decisions about membership and discipline are outside of the scope of judicial review. See TheEFC.ca/Aga
→ Home print subscriptions to our award-winning magazines Faith Today and Love Is Moving are now free in Canada at FaithToday.ca/SubscribeFree.
→ Get your message out at FaithToday.ca/Classifieds. Contact [email protected]